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December 28, 2006
RE THE letter from the mom of a Temple student on security: It's a two-way street. Students buy just as much liquor, beer and drugs as the "locals. " They throw loud parties in residential neighborhoods, unrinate in public, etc. Temple police are on the scene before city cops and cover up what the suburban kids do. Yes, North Philly is bad, but you can get hit by a car anywhere. Violence is everywhere! All races commit crimes! You should have sent your kid somewhere in Pittsburgh.
NEWS
July 11, 1987
Although there's little likelihood that we'll get to cast a vote for him, something about the candidacy of Sonny Bono, who wants to become the mayor of Palm Springs, Calif., has a certain appeal. Mr. Bono, who rose to stardom as an entertainer with his former wife Cher, has also been truck driver, shoe salesman, restaurateur. Now he's turned his sights toward becoming the chief executive of the wealthy desert community. The message he's taking to the voters? "I've never been qualified for anything I've done.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2010
10 tonight CHANNEL 6 When a wealthy woman is found dead - and her husband barely alive - in the couple's Upper West Side brownstone, Kathryn (Maura Tierney, right) charges their teenage son with the crime, and he confesses.
NEWS
March 12, 1986
The first votes are in on the President's request for $100 million in aid to the contras. That the votes by House committees are along party lines is regrettable. The U.S.-sponsored war in Nicaragua is not a partisan issue; it is a matter of truth, justice and national priorities beyond party lines. Truth is no longer a criterion for the administration. In the midst of distortions and lies, there is one kernel of truth - that the Sandinista government is receiving support from the Soviet Union.
NEWS
March 8, 1999 | BY NICHOLAS P. CIPRIANO
Gov. Christine Whitman: I must commend you. Asking for Col. Carl Williams' resignation as head of the New Jersey State Police seemed to be a very politically correct move. The positive reaction from minority groups confirms that. Taking into consideration your political agenda, I would imagine that what you say and do regarding this matter can and will reflect your status within the minority groups. That is very important to you, is it not? But at any time, did you or anyone from your staff bother to confirm what Col. Williams said to be true?
NEWS
September 13, 1999 | BY MICHELE H. LACINA
How I long for the days of Harry Truman! What I wouldn't give to return to yesteryear, when our leaders and our government at least pretended they were following the Constitution. Now, the government is investigating itself - again. This time, in response to the horrific tragedy in Waco. I am a baby boomer. I was part of the generation that tuned in, turned on and generally got strung out. We saw it all - civil rights, Vietnam, poverty, Watergate, assassinations. Yet, even in those changing and tragic times, we thought right would prevail.
NEWS
June 20, 2014
WE DON'T suppose it's been a very good month if your name is Louise Bishop. The state representative has been near the center of two separate but equally disturbing scandals: The latest is an investigation by the Daily News into an undeveloped project in Overbrook that carries her name. The Lancaster Avenue Redevelopment Corp. was funded by state and city money - at least $2 million, some of which was arranged by Bishop - to revitalize a commercial corridor, reduce blight, build homes and create jobs, starting as far back as 2001.
SPORTS
March 13, 1995 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
If there is any journalistic justice, you had to keep turning pages to reach this story. Lots and lots of pages. Past the horse racing. Past the tire ads. All the way back to the classifieds. As in: Help wanted. Team will provide shoes, shirts, shorts, towels. If you can't make it, send someone who can. "This stinks," Sharone Wright grumbled in the aftermath of the 76ers' grim, 92-72 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers yesterday. "It's disgusting. Everybody's out there trying hard, but not hard enough.
NEWS
October 30, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
If "Truth" wants to elicit sympathy for the journalists it portrays, then it's honest to a fault. "Truth" tells the story behind the infamous "60 Minutes II" story on the National Guard service record of then-president George W. Bush, a 2004 piece that ran in the midst of his re-election campaign. The movie is drawn from the memoir of Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett), the CBS News producer assigned to assemble a team (including Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss) to ferret out the story in Texas.
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NEWS
September 17, 2016
ISSUE | SODA TAX Mayor bending truth Teamsters Local 830 is delighted that the American Beverage Association (ABA) has filed suit against the City of Philadelphia to stop the unconstitutional beverage tax ("Lawsuit filed on soda tax," Thursday). We warned Mayor Kenney before he signed the tax into law in June that a lawsuit would result. Now, he's disingenuously maligning me and this union as being against universal pre-K and the city's children. That's false. We support pre-K but believe there is a fairer, more-equitable, and more-sustainable way to fund it. The mayor also is misleading Council on another major purpose for this blatant cash grab - shoring up the city's depleted fund balance with $40 million in beverage-tax revenue.
NEWS
September 15, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Clinton flirting with disaster After Hillary Clinton's statement Friday that half of Donald Trump's supporters belong in a "basket of deplorables," she tried to remove the bullet from her foot Saturday by saying she regretted the comment ("Another uproar in ugly campaign," Sunday). As a loyal Democrat and Clinton supporter, I expect an occasional goof, but this was a minor disaster, albeit the sort of hateful utterance Trump himself can't seem to avoid.
NEWS
September 15, 2016
By Peter F. Vaira The most important task Bruce Beemer must perform in his short but crucial term as attorney general is to clear up the porngate scandal. The bar, the courts, and the public must know what was going on with the mass ex parte communications between state prosecutors and the judges of the courts of Pennsylvania. Prosecutors and former prosecutors I have spoken with are offended by the scandal. The full details have been kept secret for too long. The delay in exposing the limits of this scandal appears to many as another instance of lawyers protecting lawyers.
NEWS
August 21, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: One of my best friends committed suicide two years ago, devastating me and our group of friends. It's been an incredibly hard healing process. In the immediate aftermath, another friend in our group, "Beth," got emotional support from and eventually started dating someone else in our group. They are still together. A couple of nights ago, Beth told me that, as much hurt as our friend's passing caused, she has to "thank her" for bringing her and her boyfriend together. I don't believe she meant that statement in a malicious way, but it really hurt me. I was in so much shock when she said it that I didn't respond in the moment, but I feel like I can't just let it go. I'm wondering what's the best way for me to talk to her about this with minimal hurt feelings.
NEWS
August 19, 2016
By Noah Feldman It's never the wrongdoing - it's the lying about it. Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who announced her resignation Tuesday in the face of a possible 14-year sentence for her conviction on perjury charges, proves the truth of that adage for public corruption cases. Leaking grand jury proceedings to embarrass a political rival would not have gotten her sent to prison. But lying about it under oath could and will. How could a state's top law-enforcement official be so dumb?
NEWS
August 4, 2016 | By Dana Milbank
Donald Trump's long-tortured relationship with the truth is nearing a point of total estrangement. The Republican presidential nominee tweeted over the weekend that rival Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats "are trying to rig the debates" by scheduling them during NFL games. (In fact, the bipartisan debate commission, independent of parties and candidates, announced the dates on Sept. 23, 2015.) He further alleged that "I got a letter from the NFL saying, 'This is ridiculous.' " (The National Football League says it sent no such letter.)
NEWS
August 1, 2016 | By Eugene Kiely, FACTCHECK.ORG
The balloons and confetti have dropped, and the candidates have left the stage. But the false and misleading claims from both political conventions will remain part of the campaign right to November. Here we present some of those claims from Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and other speakers at the GOP convention in Cleveland and the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. What they said about each other Clinton misrepresented a quote from Trump's convention speech. She said, "Don't believe anyone who says:'I alone can fix it,' " suggesting that he was boasting that he could fix everything by himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2016 | By Alexandra Villarreal, Staff Writer
The truth will set you free. It's a favorite expression, soothing in a world where doubt is among our greatest enemies. We take "facts" at face value because it's uncomfortable not to, and we almost always forget to ask, "Which truth?" Which truth will set us free, and are there others that might enslave us despite attempts to break their chains? These are the questions playwright Emily Acker probes in I Am Not My Motherland , her first full-length stage production, presented by Orbiter 3 at St. Stephen's Theater.
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: I've been separated for a few months from my wife of 19 years and three kids. The separation stemmed from my infidelity - a mistake I made to run from my marital problems instead of to communicate, try to work through them, and take a stand for my happiness. It was cowardly, and I regret it deeply. We are in couple's counseling and both want to find a way to reconcile, but we are struggling to get there. She can't forgive me, and I am unable to convince her I am sorry enough without completely submitting and denying my authenticity.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: I always learned growing up that if I didn't have the money for something, I shouldn't buy it. As an adult, I make a decent salary, but my wife and I have struggled with a bunch of unexpected medical bills for the last few years. Which happens. My parents live in another state and want us to visit often. Visiting my parents is very stressful for me and hell for my wife; she is disabled, and getting her on a plane is a huge production. When I tell them we can't afford to come as often as they'd like us to, which is the plain truth, they turn around and send us money for the plane tickets.
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